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Though the numbers are actively decreasing, HIV is still something to be informed and aware of. According to HIV.gov, “more than 1.1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV today. One in seven of them don’t know it.” Once known as a death sentence, it is now possible to live a fully sexual life without fear of passing HIV to your partner.

 

 

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fighting the good fightDid you know that today is National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day? For the past 14 years, we have taken the time on March 10th to empower young women to make the healthiest choices when it comes to sex, and educate them on the impact of HIV/AIDS on women everywhere. This year’s theme, “HIV Prevention Starts With Me” stresses how everyone has a role to play in HIV prevention — women, men, community organizations, health care providers, those who are HIV-negative, and those who are living with HIV. That’s why everyone needs to always stay educated and take action. 

Prevention is key in helping to build future HIV and AIDS-free generations, but what is being done NOW to help those already exposed to the virus?

This article, originally posted on About.com, provides insight on the organizations that are fighting the good fight against HIV/AIDS every single day…

f you want to learn more,  tune in or call in to our Sex with Emily Sirius show on STARS Channel 109, 5-7pm PST, 8-10 EST.  I’m here to answer all your questions!

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I’m not about to tell you to go out and have unprotected sex. In fact, I’m going to do just the opposite. Having safe sex is so important to staying healthy and protecting yourself. You already know that (hopefully).

What you may not know is that, according to the American Sexual Health Association, one in two sexually active people will contract a sexually transmitted disease by the age of 25.

 

That’s a pretty significant number. If you don’t have an STD (or have never had one), chances are the person sitting next to you does or has at one point.

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Founder Anderson Pugash & Chair Kelly Landers (photo courtesy of Drew Altizer)

The San Francisco Social held this past Saturday gathered more than 500 young adults at the Fairmont Hotel to raise over $75,000 for Larkin Street Youth Services,  an organization helping San Francisco’s youth move beyond street life for over 28 years.  Saturday’s crowd was young, hip, tech-savvy, and passionate about giving.

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